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The Careenage

Bridgetown, Barbados
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Ranked #15 of 24 Attractions in Bridgetown
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A scenic inlet into the center of Bridgetown, lined with boats.
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Kittery Point, Maine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

How can this be a major destination and tourist attraction? And if it looked historically cool at one time what makes it so special now? It sort of looked like a boat parking lot in a canal. We drove there and had no inspiration to get out of the car. The area was very commercial with lots of people and... More

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England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A nice atmosphere with a great "10 for 20" menu - lovely Piers Nachos and veggy burger. There is a view out over the infinity pool and the Banks beer is great!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Careenage is an inlet that cuts into the heart of the town, the wharf is a spectacular melee of colour and energy. Merchant and navy ships used to be grounded here for repairs, it is now a pleasant Marina.If you like water and boats as I do, it is a lovely place to sit with a drink and stare!

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Careenage and Harbour used to be a garbage strewn muddy dump. Now they have spent years cleaning it up and landscaping the surrounds. They have even restored the lift bridge to working order. However now that the area has been cleaned up and the water is far less murky (polluted?) turtles have started to appear, largely attracted by the... More

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Sweetwater, Florida, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Bar lounge type setting, clean and friendly. Nice "pub" style menu. Drinks are great and wonderful view of the pools and ocean.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

When in Bridgetown, find the boardwalk which takes you along the careenage where you the yachts are moored within the city. You have a vantage view of parliament, Nelson square and a look back into Broad Street. This boardwalk also takes you to the bridge across which is the Waterfront café, a must visit when in Barbados. During the day,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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305 attraction reviews
572 helpful votes 572 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visited Bridgetown on a cruise in the Caribbean and after doing some sightseeing in the nearby area , we stopped for a beer in a bar alongside the Careenage . The view is great and it is the perfect spot to see and appreciate the way of living in the Barbados . It is also a great spot to... More

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Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

At one time, this was quite a colourful attraction, with ships being careened on their sides for repairs. Nowdays, there are some private sailing boats and lots of hot cement on both sides of the carnage. There really isn't much atmosphere here. There are lots of other tourists from cruise ships and it's hot. There are also some panhandlers and... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Many yachts and many benches to sit and relax on both sides, shops and restaurants nearby as well. I love to walk on the boardwalk and sit on the benches to just enjoy the beauty.

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Winchester, England
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295 reviews 295 reviews
59 attraction reviews
541 helpful votes 541 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

To see the Careenage area, with its moored boats of all sizes and many old naval buildings, there are two possibliities. If you are fit and can devote some time to a long walk around the area, that is no doubt best. If, like us, you prefer to absorb the sights from a rental car, you can easily do that... More

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